3-person mountaineering tent - Makalu T3

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Key feature
With its excellent resistance to the wind, this tent protects you from bad weather at high altitude. Practical with 2 entries and apses, weight optimised for transporting and quick and easy assembly.
Users reviews
4.17 / 5 6 ratings

Products benefits

Geodesic shape, aluminium poles (2 x 11 mm, 2 x 9 mm), mud flap
Easy assembly / dismantling
Quick pitching: outer sleeves on the flysheet, suspended inner tent
sleeps 3, 2 vestibules.
Waterproof silicone flysheet (2000 mm), PU ground sheet (5000 mm)
2 entrances with mosquito net


Total weight
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyester
Approved by
Team Simond mountaineers and Himalayan climbers
5 years

Additional information

geodesic shape for optimum stability even in high wind. Double entrance with front porch for storage or handling equipment.
tent designed for 3 mountaineers. Length 390 cm, Width 180 cm, Height 110 cm, 2 porches with depth of 90 cm. Sleeping area 208 x 180 cm. 5.2 kg
external aluminium poles for fast pitching, 2 DAC poles, 11 mm in diameter, 4.09 m in length for the flysheet. 2 poles 9 mm in diameter, 3.83 m in length for porches.
Ripstop® tear resistant polyester flysheet. Front door with windows. Polyamide sleeping area and 100% polyester ground sheet with double 2-way zip fastener.
heat sealed taped seams. 2-way zip fasteners at front and rear. Mud flap enables you to better to fix your tent to the ground with snow or stones, preventing wind from getting under the flysheet.
flysheet with 4 zipped air vents on the roof under a flap. Two ventilated mosquito net openings. Raisable mud flap to ventilate the tent.

Users reviews

4.17 / 5 6 ratings
6 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings

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  • Man
    40-49 years old
    03 February 2020
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    A Stong Tent with Flaws

    A bomb shelter of a tent but not a bug shelter. No insect nets on the doors and none on the vents. Why? No idea, it would be better without the windows and nets to keep the bugs out in summer and why not have a higher hydrostatic head and maybe make the fly from siliconised nylon and charge a little more. Then it would really be a class leader in mountain tents. The poles are excellent and the fitting and manufacturing are excellent plus it's easy to pitch so why make silly little compromises to save a little money on a tent that should have no compromises ?

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    21 October 2016
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Brilliant mountain base tent

    I love this tent, awesome features, very quick and easy to put up and bags of space; we use it as 4.person tent. It is pretty him proof too, I think it will stand up to any weather the mountains will through at it. Brilliant price for this level of tent.

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    01 June 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Stabiles und durchdachtes Zelt

    Zunächst nur eine kurze vorläufige Bewertung. Habe das Zelt mit den sehr dürftigen Angaben hier gekauft und es bisher nur mal schnell im Garten aufgebaut. Ich kann daher nicht mit Langzeiterfahrung dienen

    Der Aufbau ist einfach und schnell, Innen- und Außenzelt sind ab Werk zusammen (aber trennbar). Die unterschiedlichen Stangen sind farblich unterschiedlich für einen leichteren Aufbau. So hab ich für den Erstaufbau nur 5 min gebraucht. Der Innenraum ist quadratisch 1,80m x 2,10. Die Apsiden sind wie bei geodätischen Zelten üblich nicht riesig, aber ausreichend.

    Verbesserungswürdig auf den ersten Blick:
    - Zeltbodenmatetial sehr dünn für ein Bergsteigerzelt, wirkt aber dennoch stabil, wird man sehen wie lange es hält.
    - An den Einstiegen zum Innenzelt gibt es nur ein einfaches Zeltmaterial, kein seperates Moskitonetz, somit kann man nicht rausschauen, wenn man den zumacht.
    - Insgesamt alles etwas schwer. Aber für den Preis letztlich sehr ordentlich gemacht.

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